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LGBT NETWORK IS YOUR COVID-19 RESOURCE

We are living through unprecedented times, and we know how difficult and challenging it is. The LGBT Network is here for you.

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OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 15, 2021

 

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Your Channel Guide for March 1-March 5:

Thursday, March 4

 

1:00P | Senior Mingle

Meet and mingle with your fellow LGBT folks over 50. You’ll have a chance to chat, check-in, and make connections – across Queens, Long Island and everywhere.

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4:00P | NYC Safe Spaces - Youth Team

Calling all youth leaders- ages 13-24 living in NYC. Join the LGBT Network as we launch new and exciting advocacy campaigns against anti-LGBT harassment bullying and for gender inclusive spaces- like All-Gender Restrooms. Help us create exciting content to educate people, open their minds, and #ChangeTheWorld

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5:30P | Gay/Bi Men Tri-State Meet-Up for Mates

Meet the guys in your area. This NEW weekly session is exclusively for guys in NY metro area.  Come meet-up while we’re all locked down and see if you connect before the world opens up again. 

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6:00P | Fostering LGBT Youth: Parent Training

Learn about foster parenting LGBT Youth to increase your skills and awareness as a parent! Why are LGBT young people overrepresented in the foster care system? Learn your LGBTs to best support and affirm your child’s sexual orientation and gender identity? Annual foster parent certification hours available.

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6:00P | Conexiones

En "Conexiones", exploraremos uno de los colores de nuestra diversidad, la comunidad transgénero de la comunidad LGBTQ. Conoceremos más sobre elles tendremos un invitado especial que responderá a nuestras preguntas, Liaam Winslet. Liaam es una activista con una larga experiencia en la comunidad transgénero de Nueva York. Es la directora del “Grupo Transgrediendo”. Además, es una persona con una interesante experiencia de vida.

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6:30P | TGNCNB Peer Support Circle

Join us for another night of support and community with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks of all ages.  Our conversations can go anywhere, but are always interesting!

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7:00P | You’ve Got GAYme: Virtual Game Night

Join your favorite “trash queen” Avant Garbage for a night of fun and games.  Avant will MC, choose, run the evenings activities.  Promises to be a roaring good time.

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Friday, March 5

 

11:00A | LI SAGE Casual Friday!

Kick off with YOUR weekend with a fun rotation of videos, games, and movies selected by you at our LI SAGE Mingles. This week we observe Women’s History Month through the scope of lesbian history.

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5:30P | Queer Heroes: Women's History Month - Astronaut Sally Ride

Tune in to learn about queer women in history in honor of Women’s History Month. This week we’ll discuss Sally Ride. A physicist and astronaut, Sally Ride was the first American woman in space.

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6:30P | Covers and Karaoke: A Virtual Open Mic 

Got a song in your heart, or something else you'd like to share? Come take a turn on our supportive, low-pressure virtual stage! Either accompany yourself or karaoke along with an infinite number of YouTube tracks. We'll be here to cheer you on!

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7:00P | Friday Night OUT - Discord

The original Friday Night OUT on Discord, where LGBT youth come together to build community, express themselves & feel empowered!

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Your Channel Guide for March 8-March 12:

Monday, March 8

 

11:00A | LI-SAGE Mingle: International Women's Day

LI-SAGE Mingles are the perfect opportunity for LGBT older adults to meet in a relaxed, co-ed environment.

Join us this week to learn about the origins of International Women’s Day, and why it matters. 

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4:00P | Gaymers! Minecraft

Calling all Gaymers! Log in, sign on, lock and load. Virtually meet up with other queer gamers and play the hottest titles in a safe space that’s fun for everyone!

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5:30P | We Like To Watch (18+) - Fire-Play

At some point we’ve all found ourselves aimlessly staring into the dancing flames of a fire source, captivated by the beauty of a bon fire or the fire eaters/dancers at a carnival - But why stop there? Fire-play is the new “hot” fetish being used for purposes of sexual gratification, come find out how!

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Tuesday, March 9

 

4:00P | Transcend: TGNCNB Youth - Hands That Hold Us Up

A safe space to learn, grow, explore and have fun together with other young people (ages 13-24) who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming or non-binary!

This week we will talk about finding strength and support in our families, friends, and other community members. 

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5:30P | Singles Meet-Up - Gay/Bisexual Men: "Bi-Men Misconceptions"

The unfortunate truth is that bisexual men are faced with many skepticisms about their “lifestyle” when it comes to finding love in the virtual dating world. This group discussion will focus on common misconceptions associated with being bi and highlight hurtful questions in relation to bisexuality.

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6:00P | LGBTQ Sober Conversation

Zoom in to chat about everything related to sobriety, recovery and living well!  Explore songs, poems, videos, quotes, memes and other inspiring, fun and meaningful topics to dive into together! All fellowships are welcome, as well as anyone sober-curious!

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6:30P | Experiencia POZitiva 

Grupo de soporte y discusión en español para personas viviendo con VIH. Ya sea que tengas años viviendo con el virus o que hayas sido diagnosticado recientemente, este grupo es para ti. Conversemos sobre los desafíos y nuestras estrategias ante la realidad de vivir con este virus. Experiencia POZitiva is a support group in Spanish for LGBT people living with HIV.

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7:00P | Trash Talk Tuesday with Avant Garbage: Hospitality During Quarantine

Are we forcing the industry to open too soon? Do restaurant workers truly feel safe? How much should you be tipping when people are rushing their health? Hear restaurant workers share their opinions about this crazy world. 

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Wednesday, March 10

 

11:45A | LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG) Roundtable & Check-In

LGBT Network’s Workplace Initiative invites all LGBT ERG leaders and members to participate in this roundtable program to connect and network.  Please register today!

Special thanks to workplace partners National Grid and People's United Bank.

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4:00P | LGBT Youth Empowerment Advisory Team

Join the LGBT Network and other LGBTQ youth in a safe virtual space to discuss supporting one another in healthy relationships, sex-ed, LGBTQ history and current events, and how to be a persistent and resilient activist to build a better world! #beyourself #stayhealthy #changetheworld 

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6:30P | A calzón quitado: Hablemos de placer

Grupo de social y de discusión para dialogar sobre los diferentes aspectos de la experiencia de ser hombre gay, bisexual o que tiene sexo con otros hombres. Facilitado en español.

A group for Latino Gay and Bi Men to be themselves, talk in Spanish, and build community.

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8:00P | LGBTQ+ Women, Femmes, & Thems Social

Meet and connect other LGBTQ women and femme-identified people at our happy hour! Enjoy a night of mingling, ice breaker games and more!

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Thursday, March 11

 

1:00P | Senior Mingle

Meet and mingle with your fellow LGBT folks over 50. You’ll have a chance to chat, check-in, and make connections – across Queens, Long Island and everywhere.

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5:30P | Tri-State Single Men's Meet-Up - Gay/Bi Men: “Post-Pandemic Effects on Dating”

With vaccinations becoming more readily available to us in the Tri-State area, us single gay/bi men are feeling hopeful about getting back out there again - But are we ready? This open discussion will focus on the difficulties many of us are facing after being quarantined inside for the last year since the pandemic hit. 

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6:00P | Trauma-Informed Parenting for Adoptive & Foster Families

How can I effectively parent my non-biological child? Adoptive and foster children (including newborns to teenagers) experienced the traumatic loss of their biological family, which has a lasting impact. Adoptive and foster parents will learn to be playful, accepting, curious, and empathetic parents that support their children in a meaningful connection of love and understanding!

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6:30P | TGNCNB Peer Support Circle: Transition Decision Making

What does it feel like to make decisions related to your transition? Whether it's about choosing a name, opting to start, stop, or avoid hormone use, or even deciding who you can disclose to, there are a lot of transition options to sort through! Just as there is no one right way to be trans, there are also no two transition journeys that are the same. Let's talk about how we navigate all these choices to become our most authentic selves.

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7:00P | You’ve Got GAYme: Virtual Game Night - 21 Questions

Sound simple enough, well just you wait! Join Drag Queen of Queens, Avant Garbage, as she hosts another popular game night where she will be asking humorous and unpredictable questions at random that will surely make a night of decompressing worth-while! 

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Friday, March 12

 

11:00A | LI SAGE Casual Friday!

Kick off with YOUR weekend with a fun rotation of videos, games, and movies selected by you at our LI SAGE Mingles. This week we continue to honor women’s history month by showcasing SAGE’s favorite divas! From Bette Midler, Dolly, Cher, and Joan Rivers just to name a few! 

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5:30P | Queer Heroes: Women's History Month - Renee Richards

Pro-tennis player Renee Richards shook up the sports world when she came out as a transgender woman. But this reluctant pioneer says that being transgender is “really a very small part of my life.”

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7:00P | Friday Night OUT - Discord: Movie Night - Netflix's The Prom

The original Friday Night OUT on Discord, where LGBT youth come together to build community, express themselves & feel empowered!

This week at FNO we will be watching The Prom from Netflix and announcing our date for our upcoming Virtual LGBT Prom!

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Your Channel Guide for March 15-March 19:

Monday, March 15

 

11:00A | LI-SAGE Mingle: National Nap Day

LI-SAGE Mingles are the perfect opportunity for LGBT older adults to meet in a relaxed, co-ed environment.

In honor of National Nap Day, come share your favorite napping techniques!

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4:00P | Gaymers! Among Us

Calling all Gaymers! Log in, sign on, lock and load. Virtually meet up with other queer gamers and play the hottest titles in a safe space that’s fun for everyone!

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5:30P | We Like To Watch (18+) - HIV 101

Have a question about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS? Learn the biology of how the virus works, ways of preventing infection, and treatment options for HIV positive people.

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Tuesday, March 16

 

2:00P | The Transition Network - Long Island Chapter Event: Equal Means Equal

Three-fourths of the states have ratified the EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. It's time to see it ratified as the 28th amendment to the Constitution.

This is the documentary/organization that helped to get 38 states to sign on and hopefully make this law.

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4:00P | Transcend: TGNCNB Youth - TGNCNB History

A safe space to learn, grow, explore and have fun together with other young people (ages 13-24) who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming or non-binary!

This week we will discuss different periods of history in the TGNCNB community!

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5:30P | Singles Meet-Up - Gay/Bisexual Men: "Top Turn-Ons"

Many times we find ourselves attracted to other gay/bisexual men for reasons we may not understand at first. This group discussion dives deep into the discussion on desirability and unravels the top reasons why you can be giving off sex appeal without even knowing it. 

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6:00P | LGBTQ Sober Conversation

Zoom in to chat about everything related to sobriety, recovery and living well!  Explore songs, poems, videos, quotes, memes and other inspiring, fun and meaningful topics to dive into together! All fellowships are welcome, as well as anyone sober-curious!

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6:30P | POZ Experience

POZ Experience is a support group for LGBT people living with HIV, regardless of whether someone has been newly diagnosed or living with HIV for many years

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7:00P | Trash Talk Tuesday with Avant Garbage: Coming Out In Sports

Explore the machismo or the locker room as these athletes share stories of the adversity they've faced amongst fellow teammates and competitors.

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Wednesday, March 17

 

4:00P | Youth Squad: Careers!

Join the LGBT Network and other LGBTQ youth in a safe virtual space to discuss supporting one another in healthy relationships, sex-ed, LGBTQ history and current events, and how to be a persistent and resilient activist to build a better world! #beyourself #stayhealthy #changetheworld.

This week we will explore careers!

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6:30P | A calzón quitado

Grupo de social y de discusión para dialogar sobre los diferentes aspectos de la experiencia de ser hombre gay, bisexual o que tiene sexo con otros hombres. Facilitado en español.

A group for Latino Gay and Bi Men to be themselves, talk in Spanish, and build community.

Sign Up

 

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8:00P | LGBTQ+ Women, Femmes, & Thems Social

Meet and connect other LGBTQ women and femme-identified people at our happy hour! Enjoy a night of mingling, ice breaker games and more!

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Thursday, March 18

 

10:30A | Queens LGBT Services Consortium

This once quarterly meeting, is now monthly so we can address the needs of LGBT people in Queens during our quickly changing service landscape.  Join us to discuss how we can all better serve the LGBT Community in these times.  Representatives from all organizations present will have the opportunity to present on your current services and and service needs for the LGBT Community. We will also discuss how we can work together to improve services and fill gaps.

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1:00P | Senior Mingle

Meet and mingle with your fellow LGBT folks over 50. You’ll have a chance to chat, check-in, and make connections – across Queens, Long Island and everywhere.

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5:30P | Tri-State Single Men's Meet-Up - Gay/Bi Men: Covid Friendly Meetups

As more and more continue to get vaccinated, the hopes of places opening up again seem to be coming true. With that being said, let’s come together and share some of the hot, covid friendly first date meetups in the Tri-State area!

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6:30P | TGNCNB Peer Support Circle: Origin Stories

What was it like to come upon the realization that you are trans? What was it like to wear affirming clothes for the first time? Early transition can be a very challenging time. Join us as we share our trans origin stories.

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7:00P | You’ve Got GAYme: Virtual Game Night

Join your favorite “trash queen” Avant Garbage for a night of fun and games.  Avant will MC, choose, run the evenings activities.  Promises to be a roaring good time.

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8:00P | Gay, Bi, Queer, & Trans Dads Meet Up

Take a break from the kids and join us on zoom for a fun night in! Gay, bi, and trans fathers: let’s virtually meet up to build community.

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Friday, March 19

 

11:00A | LI SAGE Casual Friday!

Kick off with YOUR weekend with a fun rotation of videos, games, and movies selected by you at our LI SAGE Mingles.

This week we take a look at the homophobia surrounding St. Patrick’s Day’s Parade. 

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5:30P | Queer Heroes: Women's History Month - Josephine Baker

Bisexual icon Josephine Baker may be best known for being an entertainer, but she did many remarkable things in her life – from being a spy to standing up for civil rights. Tune-in and find all about her life!

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6:30P | Covers and Karaoke: A Virtual Open Mic 

Got a song in your heart, or something else you'd like to share? Come take a turn on our supportive, low-pressure virtual stage! Either accompany yourself or karaoke along with an infinite number of YouTube tracks. We'll be here to cheer you on!

Sign Up

 

Share


 

7:00P | Friday Night OUT - Discord

The original Friday Night OUT on Discord, where LGBT youth come together to build community, express themselves & feel empowered!

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Upcoming Events:

 

Wednesday, March 31 | 6:00P |
TDOV Youth Speak OUT

Transgender Day Of Visibility (TDOV) is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. 

So come down, zoom with us, share your story and let your voice be heard!

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Wednesday, March 31 | 7:00P |
TDOV Author Chat: Brian Belovitch

Transgender Day Of Visibility (TDOV) is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

Brian Belovitch is the author of TransFigured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. 

This longtime Brooklyn resident has a storied career as a New York performer (celebrated in the New York 80s club scene as Tish Gervais) and writer and has appeared on New York stages for more than three decades. Zoom in to chat about gender, identity, strength and more!

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As we all adjust to living in these unprecedented times and a new world, the LGBT Network wants to hear from you to better identify your needs and how we can serve our Long Island and New York City communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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